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UH Manoa Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching 2002-2006 Award Recipients

Manoa’s Meritorious Teachers

Kazi Ashraf, headshot

Kazi Ashraf
School of Architecture

Kazi Ashraf is an assistant professor in the School of Architecture. He strongly believes that architecture matters, and that design is an act of inherent optimism. His goal in architecture is "integrative thinking," where history, theory and practice are brought together.

Ashraf believes that teaching architecture in the design studio environment is unique. He challenges students to discover their own potential, passion and determination. In his research orientation, Ashraf subscribes to the idea that architecture is more than a discipline or a profession; architecture and existence are unavoidably intertwined.

A doctoral student wrote, "Ashraf presents the student with the idea that everything is architecture, and architecture is everything. His studio teaching is like a collage of inspiring words and images propelling you to do fantastic, out of the ordinary things."

The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching recognizes Manoa faculty members who have made significant contributions to teaching and student learning.

Select a recipient for more about that individual, or view the most recent winners.


Benjamin Bergen, headshot
Benjamin Bergen
Tep Dobry, headshot
Tep Dobry
Electrical Engineering
Gwen Naguwa, headshot
Gwen Naguwa
Scott Rowland, headshot
Scott Rowland
Geology and Geophysics
C. Alan Titchenal, headshot
C. Alan Titchenal
Human Nutrition


Sun-Ki Chai, headshot
Sun-Ki Chai
Jason Maddock, headshot
Jason Maddock
Public Health Science and Epidemiology
John Rieder, headshot
John Rieder
John Zuern, headshot
John Zuern


Kazi Ashraf, headshot
Kazi Ashraf
Carlos Coimbra, headshot
Carlos Coimbra
Lorrie Wong, headshot
Lorrie Wong


Michael Cheang, headshot
Michael Cheang
Center on Aging
Annette Sherry, headshot
Annette Sherry
Jenny Teruya, headshot
Jenny Teruya
Sylvia Yuen, headshot
Sylvia Yuen
Center on the Family